And relax! It is possible to find inner peace while travelling without even leaving the comfort of your hotel bed…
Yoga guru Vyda Bielkus says: “Don’t underestimate the power of those few minutes before we get out of bed. Yoga is a great way to unwind from stress or greet the day.”
Before grabbing a coffee, flicking on the TV or checking for overnight status updates on their smartphone, the canny traveller runs through a simple sequence of stretches and poses to set themselves up for the day.
But always keep in mind that a bed doesn’t provide the support or resistance of a yoga mat on the floor. Pull out of any exercise that feels too intense and curl up, holding your knees to your chest to let your body recover.
- Exhale, pressing the soles of your feet and palms into the mattress and lift your hips into an upward plank. Then, with your right side to the wall, exhale and lift your legs up the wall in one fluid motion while lowering your head and shoulders gently to the bed.
- Next bend your knees and, with heels as close to your sitting bone as possible, lift into the bridge pose.
- And from a prone position with hands under shoulders, lift into the cobra. Bring your heels close to the buttocks as you move into the bow pose.
- Finally supporting the weight of your body on outside foot and hand, lift into the side plank. Now you are ready for the day. Namaste.
BLOC Hotels London Gatwick
They say it’s better to travel than to arrive. We think both are important. With BLOC you won’t have far to travel at all. We’re waiting to welcome you just steps from Gatwick South Terminal departures. Any closer and we’d be on the runway.
Our brand new 245 room hotel offers ‘Sleep Haven Zones’, family rooms, a business floor and Presidential Suite. Park at the terminal through one of our exclusive deals; check your bags with your airline and take your overnight bag to the room; send an email with free WiFi; relax on your sumptuous king-sized bed, watching one of our HD LED TVs; freshen up in a monsoon-drench shower wet room and seamlessly check out to arrive at your gate in a great mood to enjoy your holiday or business trip. So much more for less.